Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center

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Opportunity ID:331657
Opportunity Number:HHS-2021-ACL-AOD-DNRC-0073
Opportunity Title:Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.631
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.
Agency Code:HHS-ACL
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date:Feb 22, 2021
Last Updated Date:Feb 22, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:Mar 29, 2021
Fiscal Year:2021
Award Ceiling:$400,000
Award Floor:$350,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$400,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The Self-Advocacy Resource Center will compile resources, best practices, training curriculum, and success stories for an online clearinghouse accessible to the public; provide training and technical assistance to self-advocacy organizations across the nation; operate a fellowship program that offers leadership development and employment opportunities for fellows; and collaborate with a diverse range of organizations including self-advocacy organizations, disability-related nonprofits, universities, state government agencies, and others to achieve the goals of the project. The Center will expand work around an ‘Easy Read Language’ initiative by working with state and regional self-advocacy organizations to help them build relationships and secure contracts with state and local agencies to develop easily read documents. Through this effort, the Center will work with AoD and other federal agencies including but not limited to the Centers for Disease Control, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, and the Rehabilitation Services Administration to develop resources that are easily understandable. The Center will use a variety of mechanisms to communicate information including fact sheets, webinars, YouTube videos, and regular outreach video calls with self-advocates across the country. Finally, the Center will develop procedures and tools to evaluate the usability, frequency of use, and impact of tools and other materials on the stated outputs and outcomes.
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